Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Prayer: Lent 5C


(photo from flickrphotos)

God of all new things, God of
Spring, and fragrant flowers, and
unexpected snow. God of hope
and new life,
Bless us, we pray,
this day.

God of all things passing away, God
of old and yesterday, the One who is
with us in our despair and fear.
God who sighs and weeps, God
who wipes away
our tears.

Hear us when we pray. Incline
your ear to our words, silent
shouting cries, mournful whispers.
Be gentle with our hard
hearts. Be gentle. Be
gentle.

Anoint us with your touch
the softness of your love
breaks into our hardness
and opens us anew. A
new thing. A new life.
New sight.

Anoint us, Holy One and fill
us with you loving touch.
Fill us that we can touch
in your love and fill
others. Fill us gently.
Fill us.

In your name we pray. Amen.

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4 comments:

Gabriele said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Gabriele said...

Beautiful. Thank you.

Songbird said...

Thank you for this gorgeous prayer. Amen!

Purple said...

I just read your sermon...and then this prayer. Both are powerful...intimate...and lavish. Thanks.

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